Thursday, August 27, 2015

audience survey - still on!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

15-16 artwork spotlight | a good mother

The next show for our artwork spotlight series is A GOOD MOTHER by Kathy Parsons.

As the second in our series of staged readings to come out of our Working With play development group, we asked Emily to keep the tradition of using pages from the actual script in the poster.  Here, they wound up as the sidewalk.  The poster needed to reflect motherhood and contain an element of poverty.  We love the way this came together with the sepia-toned alley and coloured stroller.

Monday, August 24, 2015

15-16 artwork spotlight | gruesome playground injuries

The next image in our artwork spotlights series, unpacking the stunning images Emily Cooper created for our season, is GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES.

With a title like this, you need to know what you're getting into - the story follows a pair of friends through a lifetime of injuries, accidents, and damaging choices.  It also shows the power of companionship to get you through it all.  We wanted to reflect that danger and injury, as well as something of the relationship between the two with the image, and here's what we got!  Every detail, down to the uneven aging around the edge of the image reflects the look and feel of the show.

Friday, August 21, 2015

15-16 artwork spotlight | common grace

Today's artwork spotlight is COMMON GRACE.  We couldn't be more excited about this play: not only is it the first fully-produced mainstage production to come out of our Working With playwriting program, but playwright Shauna Johannesen is a newly-minted Leo Award winner for her film BED BUGS: A MUSICAL LOVE STORY.  Plus, check out this artwork by Emily Cooper!

For this one we gave Emily a lot to deal with: we wanted the image to clearly reflect a kitchen, family, and a traditional aesthetic while hinting at secrets, rebellion, and a bit of sass.  She came at us with a whole host of options and the last one she showed was this concept of items on the shelves.  We loved it!  It is clean, sharp, contemporary, and sophisticated, while clearly communicating the family kitchen feel.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

audience survey

We want to get to know you! A little information goes a long way - just a few facts about you and your interests can help us with everything from marketing to season selection to sponsorships. Plus, we just like to know who is coming through our doors. This survey will take no more than 4-6 minutes to fill in and will go far.

To participate, just click the image above, or HERE.
Thank you!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

15-16 artwork spotlight | a christmas carol: on the air

Another wonderful piece of artwork to share with you in our artwork spotlight, featuring the beautiful work Emily Cooper creates for us every year!  Here is A CHRISTMAS CAROL: ON THE AIR.

We were thrilled with the production Peter Church and Sarah Rodgers put together for IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE RADIO SHOW last year, and decided we absolutely needed to jump into the world of radio once again this year.  We asked Emily to keep some touches from the last show - the microphone, snowy sky, and old fashioned radio (can you find it?), and then of course we needed to add Scrooge into the mix!

Emily's first draft looked almost exactly like the final image you see here - we made a few tiny tweaks after the fact and that's it.

Monday, August 17, 2015

15-16 artwork spotlight | the amish project

Continuing our spotlight on Emily Cooper's artwork for our coming season, we'll take a look at the piece for THE AMISH PROJECT.

Going into the meetings, we had no idea what would come for the artwork for THE AMISH PROJECT.  The play tells the story of astonishing real-life forgiveness, when an Amish community suffered a terrible school shooting and responded with instant forgiveness for the shooter, and compassion and support for his family.  The poster needed to reflect this danger and darkness, as well as the hope and strength of forgiveness and the Amish people.

We made very few changes to this image after Emily presented it to us.  She integrated all the elements of the story so perfectly, even incorporating real news coverage from the event.